Health Insurance & Social Security

The services below are sponsored by state and federal government and may assist you in financial planning and determining healthcare options.

CA Department of Insurance Consumer Hotline
Assists with insurance complaints, claims, information and referrals
(213) 897-8921
(800) 927-4357

California Health Advocates
Provides counseling related to benefit enrollment & general questions
(855) 613-7080 – CA Senior Medicare
Patrol Fraud Helpline
cahealthadvocates.org

Covered California
Determine eligibility and apply for Medi-Cal (aka Medicaid) online
coveredca.com

Health Care Options
Select or make changes to Medi-Cal managed care health plans
(800) 430-4263

Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP)
520 S Lafayette Park Place, Ste 214
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 383-4519
(800) 824-0780
healthcarerights.org

Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services
Request a printed Medi-Cal application and ask about eligibility
(877) 597-4777

Medi-Cal Managed Care Ombudsman
Provides assistance resolving problems with Medi-Cal managed care plans
(888) 452-8609

Medi-Cal Telephone Service Center
Provides assistance to those already enrolled in Medi-Cal
(800) 541-5555

Medicare
Provides health benefits determined by age or disability
(800) MEDICARE (633-4227)
medicare.gov

National Council on Aging Benefits Check-Up
Find programs to help pay for health care, medications, food and utilities.
benefitscheckup.org/

Social Security Administration
Provides assistance with obtaining social security benefits, information and Medicare issues.
(800) 772-1213
ssa.gov

Websites

Administration on Aging
aoa.gov

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
cms.gov

Medi-Cal Forms
(CA Dept of Health Care Services)
dhcs.ca.gov

US Dept of Health & Human Services
hhs.gov